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With rains progressing down in the Gulf, we've upped our rain coverage today to 40%. Highs will reach the lower 90's. Showers will continue on and off for tonight and spilling over into the morning hours on Saturday. Saturday sees a 70% coverage of showers with highs only reaching the mid and upper 80's. By Monday, Labor Day, we taper our rain ...

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Newton County car chase with shots fired ends in Jasper

JASPER - by Steve W Stewart - New details have been released by Jasper Police Captain Gerald Hall regarding a car chase involving gunshots that began in Newton County and ended in Jasper early Sunday morning. Hall says what could have been a deadly situation actually started because of a misunderstanding.

According to Hall, an older Newton County man, for some unknown reason, thought that a family member had been abducted. Hall said the man began chasing a car that he thought the family member was in, and was also firing shots at it. However, Hall said there was no abduction, and the people in the car had no idea why they were being chased or why they were being shot at.

Fortunately, Hall said no one in the car was hit by the gunfire.

Hall said Newton County deputies began pursuing the suspect into Jasper County, and the chase finally ended on East Gibson Street, directly in front of Rowe Intermediate School shortly before 1:00.

Hall said the Jasper Fire Department was called to the scene when one of the tires of the victim's car caught on fire after the chase stopped. Hall said the tire had been shot out at some point while the victims were trying to get away.

Hall said the suspect, whose name has not yet been released, was taken into custody, and he will be charged locally with evading arrest, and he'll also have deadly conduct charges in Newton County.

Additionally, Hall said the suspect had never been in trouble with the law, until now.

 

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